The Axis of Awful

September 19, 2010 | Marty Mossa

Roughly ten day after 9-11, President George W. Bush addressed a joint session of congress.  In his speech, he referred to North Korea, Iran, and Iraq as the “Axis of Evil.”  Well I want to talk about the axis of awful.  Take away anyone of these three and the Ravens win going away.

Joe stunk; four picks, Cam’s play calling was atrocious and the refs gave the Bengals six points as a gift.  All told, it wasn’t good day.

Joe Flacco looked like a rookie out their today.  He just didn’t look comfortable in the pocket.  What was wrong with Joe?  Why was Cam so obsessed with throwing the ball.  Our pass protection wasn’t at its best, and Joe was having an off day.  Ray Rice was having a good day running the ball. 

With the Ravens down by 5 with three and change remaining and ALL three time outs, why didn’t we run it down their throats until the two minute warning?  I truly don’t know what the offensive game plan was.

As for the zebra?  Well I’m all in favor of the zebras going extinct.  As usual the worst officials in all of sports decided another game.  The zebras called two very BAD roughing the quarterback call against us.  This led to two Cincinnati field goals which secured the win.

But even as bad as the zebras called the game, Joe holds this loss on his shoulders.  Gregg Mattison arrived with a great defensive plan in mind.  The defense held Cincy to five field goals for fifteen points.  If God told me that the Raven’s D would give up only five field goals, I’d bet the farm on them.  Hey offense, WAKE UP!!!!  Hey NFL officials LET THE PLAYERS DECIDE THE GAME!!!

And thus the Axis of Awful: Joe/Cam/Zebras, what a terrible combination.

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